FROM Dorothy Rothrock
Do You Really Need College to Get a Job? Democrats have made higher education central to this year's presidential campaign. With costs sky-rocketing, graduates are collectively $1.3 billion in debt. So Hillary Clinton wants to make college more affordable, and Bernie Sanders is demanding that it should be free. But Marco Rubio has a point: potential workers don't have the training for high-skilled jobs being created by new technology, while more and more college graduates are both underemployed and deeply in debt. We get a reality check on education and America's manufacturing economy. We want to hear from you. Are you concerned about jobs going overseas? Please let us know sharing your insights here .
California Takes the Lead against Global Warming California's Air Resources Board has unanimously adopted a so-called " Cap and Trade " scheme to implement Assembly Bill 32 , signed by former Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006. Governor Brown supports it enthusiastically, and last November, voters defeated Proposition 23 , an oil-company sponsored initiative to kill it once and for all. The New York Times said last week's Board meeting "was such a well-oiled exercise in democracy and administrative procedures that the momentousness of the occasion was almost lost in the footnotes."
Air Resources Board Approves Sweeping Pollution Rules Governor Schwarzenegger says he'll fight global warming, whatever the cost, even during an economic crisis. Today, his Air Resources Board set the toughest goals in the nation , even though the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst says it'll cost more than the Board estimated. It's a road map for implementing AB 32 , the law that caught worldwide attention in 2006. We hear a debate.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.